From quaint historic cottages to fashionable Arts & Crafts homes, while we’re spending more time than ever in our armchairs, how better to explore Britain than from the inside, out
These are strange times indeed and this edition of Discover Britain has been brought to you from our kitchen tables and home offices. We hope that even if you are unable to travel freely at the moment, we can offer you plenty of escapism through our pages for you to enjoy from the comfort of your armchair.
We decided to begin by looking at the British home in this issue too, showing you how great minds such as Oscar Wilde and William Morris shaped interior design and giving you a guided tour around the very best of England’s quaint historic cottages.
Then it was time to head to the coast to discover Britain’s most stylish 20th-century Art Deco designs, and navigate the tumultuous story of the Mayflower, which in 2020 celebrates 400 years since it set sail into the New World.
Our London section is full of insider knowledge and hidden gems as usual, this time taking you from Piccadilly Circus to the cultural centre and architectural masterpiece that is the Barbican, and finally underground at Covent Garden, where in recent years some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters have been filmed.
ALSO INSIDE THE ISSUE:
- A reappraisal of James VI and I’s legacy, the Stuart monarch who united the nation
- A whistle stop tour of Bodiam Castle, our cover star and the archetypal British fortress
- Explore the South Devon AONB, full of castles and natural beauty
- Spend the day following in the footsteps of the Prince Regent in Brighton
- Win a VIP trip to London and beyond, worth £5,000 and valid in 2021
- Read about folk singer Seth Lakeman’s new album, which was inspired by the Mayflower and the Pilgrim Fathers
- Learn the history behind the Highland Games in Scotland, one of the quirkiest summer events on offer in Britain